DIY Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in One Weekend

DIY Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in One Weekend

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Improving your home with quick, easy projects are a great way to make your property both more enjoyable to live in and more attractive to potential buyers if and when it comes time for you to list it. In a competitive market, it’s a good idea for people listing homes for sale near Denver or homes for sale in Westminster, CO to add value to their homes before selling them, thus ensuring they’ll turn a big profit on the sale. If you’re looking to upgrade your home but do not have the time or budget for a full-on renovation, you have come to the right place. Here are five easy do-it-yourself home improvement projects you can do in one weekend or less.

Upgrade Your Backyard Space

Having a backyard space is great in of itself, but if you have a great backyard space full of amenities, that makes it all the better. If your backyard looks more like an empty dirt patch than a relaxing oasis, then it might be time for you to dig out that tool kit and start cultivating a space where people will want to spend time. Whether you prefer to have a big lawn of green grass for your pets and kids to play or a patio area for friends and family to gather, building an outdoor pallet seating, or a swing set in your backyard is a relatively easy task that does not require a background in construction or woodworking to put together. Including some color and dimension to your space with landscaping can also be a great way to bring the tranquility of the great outdoors right to your own backyard.

Upgrade Your Kitchen and Dining Room

While the living room may be where most of the living happens in your home, everyone knows the kitchen is the real heart of every house. Even if you do not have a ton of space to work with in your kitchen or dining room, there are still plenty of ways to reimagine your kitchen space to fit your family’s needs and add value to your home. If you have windows in your home, one way to improve your kitchen area is to add a breakfast nook to the corner of the space with box window seats and a small bistro set. We promise that this will become everyone’s new favorite place to be in the house while also offering some extra table-space for cooking and serving in your kitchen. If you’re low on cabinet space, installing a rack for your pots, pans, and mugs on a wall can add a simple artistic but practical touch to your kitchen.

Upgrade Your Front Entrance

Finally, improving your front entrance might just be the very best way to improve your home. The front door is the first thing people see when approaching your home and offers the first impression of you and your house. Make sure it’s a good one. Planting landscaping and flowers out front is a great way to add dimension and beautify your front entrance. Though some landscaping projects can be more involved and time consuming than others, just simply planting a few shrubs can drastically improve your home and give it the face lift it deserves. In the same vein, installing outdoor lighting can add a sophisticated touch to your home at night.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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